Low-power AAA-battery reference design with 6-µA standby power for multi-purpose sensor


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This reference design demonstrates a low-power boost converter solution used for door and windows sensors. The design includes an alkaline battery, an ultra-low quiescent-current boost converter and ultra-low power consuming digital Hall effect sensors. It can also power an ultra-low power, sub-1-GHz wireless microcontroller used to transmit the status of sensors.

  • Powered source from an alkaline battery
  • 300-nA ultra-Low IQ boost converter
  • Integrated LDO for noise sensitive load
  • Magnetic field sensing always powered on to enable continuous monitoring
Output voltage options TIDA-050018.1
Vin (Min) (V) .7
Vin (Max) (V) 3
Vout (Nom) (V) 3
Iout (Max) (A) .09
Output Power (W) .27
Isolated/Non-Isolated Non-Isolated
Input Type DC
Topology Boost- Non Sync
Personal electronics

A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

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Boost converters (integrated switch)

TPS61098Low input voltage, 4.3-V output voltage, synchronous boost converter with integrated LDO

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Hall-effect latches & switches

DRV5032Low power (5 Hz, <1µA), low voltage (up to 5.5V) switch

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* Design guide Low-Pwer AAA-Battery Reference Dsign w/ 6-µA Standby Pwr for Multi-Purpse Sensor Nov. 07, 2018

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